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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Kea \Ke"a\ (k[=a]"[.a]; colloq. k[=e]"[.a]), n. [Maori.] (Zool.) A large New Zealand parrot (Nestor notabilis), notorious for having acquired the habit of killing sheep; -- called also mountain parrot. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] kebab